What Is Microneedling and Why Is It Gaining Popularity?

If the term microneedling sounds familiar, it’s because people everywhere are talking about it.  This is one of the aesthetic world’s newest and brightest stars.  And it’s with the stars that microneedling has become increasingly popular.

Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Jennifer Aniston recently revealed that she’s sold on the therapy, partaking of it regularly to keep her stunning looks fresh.  And she’s not alone.  Angelina Jolie and Demi Moore are also regular visitors to their local aestheticians for microneedling.

So, what is microneedling and why is it gaining in popularity?  Let’s find out.

You said needle.

Yes, we did.  But don’t let that bother you.  The therapy renders little discomfort, as a topical anesthetic is applied to the guest’s face, prior to treatment.  The implement used in microneedling houses several extraordinarily fine needles.

After the anesthetic has been applied and has been allowed to work its numbing magic, the technician gets to work.   For about a half hour, the microneedling pen is run over the face, creating tiny fissures which provoke increased production of collagen and elastin.

The effect is an almost immediate tightening of the skin and a decidedly rejuvenated appearance.  With very little recovery time involved, healing is rapid, rendering a result which rivals the traditional, surgical facelift.

This minimally invasive treatment is making waves everywhere, as more and more people find out about how effective it is.  If Jen Aniston and her celebrity pals are any indication, then it’s clear the results speak for themselves.

Safe for everyone.

Unlike some aesthetic therapies, microneedling is suitable for people of all skin tones, as no discoloration occurs.  It’s also a sterile process, employing one-time-use needles, which are discarded after use.

These factors make microneedling an excellent alternative for those who are leery of injectables, or have been told their skin tone may be affected by other cosmetic technologies.

And there’s a bonus for people with acne scars – microneedling can drastically improve their appearance, as well as the appearance of other types of scarring.

When will you see results?

Most guests see striking results after their first session.  For some, the effect is immediate.  Others see the start of results several days afterwards.  Results escalate with time, also, as the elastin and collagen in your skin begin to do their work – re-creating your skin with added elasticity.

Most guests opt for 3 or 4 sessions, 4 – 6 weeks apart.  Because results are progressive (improving over time), 3 or 4 sessions is what most people need to see the remarkable results microneedling creates.

Not just for your face.

Microneedling is a versatile therapy, capable of treating scars and crepey skin all over your body.  The possibilities are endless.  Stretch marks from pregnancy and the signs of aging on arms and other areas of the body can all be effectively treated with this revolutionary treatment.

What is microneedling and why is it gaining popularity?  It’s the next generation aesthetic treatment tool that renders outstanding results.  Contact us to find out more.